The NCAA this week released its first Academic Progress Rates tied to coaches, and in men’s basketball, the Triangle led the ACC, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (which calculated the SEC and ACC averages for today's editions). UNC’s Roy Williams topped the league with an average score of 992.8 (out of 1000) over the past six years, followed by N.C. State’s Sidney Lowe (990.8), and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (983.2).
The NCAA has released APR scores by team for the past six years, but unlike those team scores schools won't be penalized if their coaches' number falls below 925.
For scoring purposes, an athlete receives one point per semester for remaining academically eligible and another point each semester for staying at that school or graduating.
Here are the averages, as calculated by the Journal-Constitution, for the ACC’s current basketball coaches since 2003-04. (Note that the tallies for some coaches also include numbers from their previous schools.)
Roy Williams, North Carolina 992.8
Sidney Lowe, N.C. State 990.8
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 983.2
Steve Donahue, Boston College 981.3
Brad Brownell, Clemson 976.7
Frank Haith, Miami 956.8
Tony Bennett, Virginia 954.3
Seth Greenberg, Va. Tech 950.2
Leonard Hamilton, Florida State 943.3
Jeff Bzdelik, Wake Forest 941.7
Paul Hewitt, Georgia Tech 926.8
Gary Williams, Maryland 923